First Division Champions
IFFC match reports and stats
Below are the match reports for Summer Palace games in the 2010-11 season, which were prepared by the IFFC (special thanks to Rob Gonella).
LAO HU INTERNAZIONALE vs. SUMMER PALACE 0:3 (0:2)
Summer Palace had a good start into the new season with this 3:0 victory over the Lao Hus. In the first half it was Manuel Avila (30.) and IFFC’s old school Rowan Simons (43.) who ensured a 2:0 halftime lead for Palace. In the second half the Tigers were held from scoring while Summer Palace struck one more time through Gabriel Detissot (50.) after just five minutes played. The final score after ninety minutes was Lao Hu Internazionale 0, Summer Palace 3.
BEST PLAYERS (MVPs): Benjamin Sudmann (Lao Hu Internazionale) and Amir M. Salih (Summer Palace)
SUMMER PALACE vs. CHAOYANG PARK RANGERS 6:0
The Rangers canceled on match day just hours prior to the match, so the match counts 6:0 for Summer Palace and the Ranges must pay the double match fee.
BARBARIANS B vs. SUMMER PALACE 2:2 (0:0)
In a close, tense and interesting match between Barbarians B and Summer Palace at the end each side earned a point in this two all tie. After a goalless first half then in the second half the scoring began: After just five minutes player Summer Palace’s Kieran Sear struck the 0:1 (50.). Just 60 second later Barbarians could equalize through Arnaud de Sanglier (51.) for one all. Then the Barbarians too the 2:1 lead through a goal from Sebastian Barge (61.). It did look like the match would stay 2:1 but in the last minute Summer Palace was able to equalize through a goal from Yasir A. Jawad (90.) for 2:2 which then was the final score of this match.
BEST PLAYERS (MVPs): Ben Roberts (Barbarians B) and Greg Williams (Summer Palace)
SUMMER PALACE vs. SHENZHEN D. BANK 3:3 (0:1)
A very hard fought match for victory ended in a three all tie between the Summer Palace and the Shenzhen Development Bank. In the first half it was S.D.Bank’s Sun Haikun (20.) who scored the 0:1 halftime lead over Summer Palace. In the second half after eight minutes played it was Stefan Hase Bergen equalized (53.) for Summer Palace. Just two minutes later then Sun Haikun with his second goal (55.) scored for 1:2 which again Summer Palace could equalize: This time it was Mike Ianni (64.). Then Stefan Hase Bergen scored his second goal (75.) which Sun Haikun answered with his third goal (75.) for 3:3 which was the final result of the match.
BEST PLAYERS (MVPs): Mike Ianni (Summer Palace) and Sun Haikun (Shenzhen Development Bank)
SUMMER PALACE vs. BEIJING CELTICS 02 3:4 (1:3)
In a total thriller with a last minute goal the Celtics edged Summer Palace by one goal and won at the 3:4 after ninety interesting minutes. In the first half Celtics’ Jonny White (8.) scored an early 0:1 lead and then scored a second goal (20.) for a 0:2 lead. After almost thirty minutes played it was Summer Palace’s Matt Costello could pull one back (27.) for 1:2, but just three minutes later Celtics Ian Shaw (30.) scored for 1:3 for the Celtics which was also the halftime score. In the second half after just seconds played it was Summer Palace’s Jim So (46.) who scored for 2:3. The game was on the edge and seven minutes from time Summer Palace could equalized for three all by a goal of Kieran Sear (83.). But that was not the last goal. The last and deciding goal was scored by Jonny White with his third goal (90.) seconds away from the final whistle which decided the match.
BEST PLAYERS (MVPs): Kieran Sear (Summer Palace) and Jonny White (Beijing Celtics 02 )
FRENCH LE B vs. SUMMER PALACE 1:0 (0:0)
The big match between the B teams of French LE and Forbidden City FC was decided by one single goal scored eight minutes from time by the French for victory. After a goalless first half, then the second half continued without goals. Both teams missed some good chance to score goals. Then eight minutes from time it was French LE B’s Louis Wakley (82.) who scored the golden goal to decide the match.
BEST PLAYERS (MVPs): Louis Wakeley (French LE B) and Rowan Simons (Summer Palace)
SUMMER PALACE vs. AZZURRI FC B 4:0 (3:0)
Summer Palace celebrated a clear 4:0 victory over Azzurri FC especially due to a good first half where Summer Palace could score three goals. In the first half it was newcomer Joachim Tangen who struck twice (10. & 16.) while his team mate Amir M. Salih added one goal (33.) for the 3:0 halftime lead. In the second half Azzurri FC were kept from scoring from Summer Palace while Summer Palace added another goal through Manuel Avila (47.) after just 2 minutes played and the 4:0 for Summer Palace was also the final score after ninety minutes.
BEST PLAYERS (MVPs): Amir M. Salih (Summer Palace) and Giulio Abbate (Azzurri FC B )
DRAGONS vs. SUMMER PALACE 4:3 (2:1)
With this thrilling 4:3 victory over Summer Palace, the Dragons were able to take the new No.1 position of the First Division. In the first half the Dragons took an early 1:0 lead through a goal by their top striker Ryan Noble (2.) and after half an hour played the team mate Aaron Pu struck the 2:0 (30.) for the Dragons. Summer Palace could pull one back for 2:1 by a goal from Chris Lupton (35.) which was also the halftime score. In the second half, after just five minutes played the Dragons struck again: Aaron Pu scored his second goal (50.) and ten minutes later Ryan Noble scored his second goal (60.) for 4:1. Fifteen minutes from time it was Summer Palace’s Adam Nowak (75.) who scored and another five minutes later Chris Lupton scored his second goal (80.) for 4:3 which was the final score of the match.
BEST PLAYERS (MVPs): Aaron Pu (Dragons) and Chris Lupton (Summer Palace)
SUMMER PALACE vs. ATHLETICO 8:1 (5:0)
Summer Palace thrashed First Division’s 3rd ranked Athletico at the end with 8:1 in this Game 9 round. In the first half Summer Palace already scored a 5:0 lead through a hattrick of Joachim Tangen (4., 7. & 15.) and two goals by Charles Wharton (18. & 26.). In the second half Charles Wharton added a third goal (53.) for 6:0. Then Athletico could score their consolidation goal through Chris Thomas (60.), but that was all Athletico could do today against the Summer Palace who struck two more goals through Matt Costello (70.) and Kieran Sear (75.) for 8:1 which was the final score of the match.
BEST PLAYERS (MVPs): Charles Wharton (Summer Palace) and Chris Thomas (Athletico)
DULWICH LIONS vs. SUMMER PALACE 0:10 (0:2)
The Summer Palace declassed the Dulwich Lions by winning in the end 0:10. In the first half Summer Palace earned a 0:2 halftime lead through two goals from Matt Costello (7. & 22.). In the second half Jim So (52. & 73.) and Alistair Russel (65. & 66.) added two goals while Manuel Avila (48.), Charles Wharton (82.) and Kieran Sear (85.) added one goal each. Two minutes from time Matt Costello could score his third goal (88.) for 0:10 for the Summer Palace over the Dulwich Lions which was also the final score after ninety minutes.
BEST PLAYERS (MVPs): Joel Glover (Dulwich Lions) and Matt Costello (Summer Palace)
SUMMER PALACE vs. RED CARDS 3:1 (2:1)
With this victory over the Red Cards, the Summer Palace team earned themselves a good 4th rank in the First Division just before the winter break, while the Japanese ended up on the 11th rank. In the first half Summer Palace took the 1:0 lead through a goal from Manuel Avila (8.), but just two minutes later the Red Cards could equalize for 1:1 by a goal from Takeshi Fukuda (10.). After more then a half hour it was Summer Palace’s Lucho Borquez-Martinez (33.) who scored the 2:1 which was also the halftime score. In the second half, the Red Cards were not able to score another goal, but Summer Palace could: two minutes from time it was Adam Nowak (88.) who scored the 3:1 which was also the final score of the match.
BEST PLAYERS (MVPs): Manuel Avila (Summer Palace) and Masato Takahashi (Red Cards)
SUMMER PALACE vs. LAO HU INTERNAZIONALE 2:1 (1:0)
In 2011 so far Summer Palace is winning all their their matches and they moved up already 2nd spot in the IFFC ranking. This time it was a close one against the Lao Hu team in the end. In the first half it was Summer Palace’s Charles Wharton (24.) who scored with less then a half hour played the 1:0 halftime lead. Then the second half just started five minutes and it was Manuel Avila (50.) who scored the 2:0 lead. The Lao Hu Internazionale fought against their upcoming loss and could only score five minutes from time through David Speirs (85.) the 2:1 which was also the final score after ninety minutes.
BEST PLAYERS (MVPs): Lukas Petersson (Lao Hu Internazionale) and Manuel Avila (Summer Palace)
CHAOYANGPARK RANGERS vs. SUMMER PALACE 1:11 (1:4)
In Game 2 the Chaoyangpark Rangers did show up for the match against Summer Palace (they still owe the IFFC a double match fee for that). Now for this match the Rangers came (late) with a minimum line up which were chance-less against a fully ready Summer Palace side. Summer Palace managed to win the first half 1:4 and the second half even 0:6 which made the total score of Chaoyangpark Rangers 1, Summer Palace 11. Each team managed to score an own goal: Rangers’ Ben Leary shot the ball in the own net (3.) while on Summer Palace side it was Peter Headden (34.) who put the ball past his own keeper. The other ten Palace goals were scored: three goals by Charles Wharton (15., 78. & 80.), two goals by Jason Dorey (67. & 70.) and one goal each by Gabriel DeTissot (20.), Peter Headden (43.), Jim So (48.), Lee Xiong (53.) and Ben Roberts (87.).
BEST PLAYERS (MVPs): Adam Nowak (Summer Palace) and Jo Boyle (Rangers)
SUMMER PALACE vs. BARBARIANS B 3:1 (3:1)
Summer Palace continues to do well and gained in this Game 14 match against the Barbarians B another victory. In the first half it was Summer Palace’s Manuel Avila who struck twice (20. & 26.) while his team mate Matt Costello (36.) added one goal for a 3:0 Summer Palace lead. The Barbarians could pull one back through Dejavu (37.) for 3:1 which was also the score of the break. In the second half both sides could not convert any of their chances into goals so the match resulted 3:1 for Summer Palace over the Barbarians B after ninety minutes.
BEST PLAYERS (MVPs): Carlos Muniz (Barbarians B) and Jason Dorey (Summer Palace)
SHENZHEN D. BANK vs. SUMMER PALACE 0:3 (0:1)
In Game 4 both teams tied 3:3, but this time Summer Palace emerged as clear winners winning it 0:3 after ninety minutes over the Shenzhen Development Bank. In the first half it was Alistair Russel (9.) who scored after less then ten minutes the 0:1 lead which was also the halftime sore. In the second half Alistair Russel once again found the S.D. Bank’s goal and it was 0:2 (63.). Then five minutes from time his team mate Matt Costello scored (85.) for the final score of 0:3.
BEST PLAYERS (MVPs): Alistair Russel (Summer Palace) and Huang Yu (Shenzhen Development Bank)
BEIJING CELTICS 02 vs. SUMMER PALACE 3:6 (2:3)
As their big team ‘Forbidden City FC’ in the Premiership, Summer Palace is having a run and climbed for the first time on pole position in the First Division with this victory over the Celtics for the time being as the French still have some make up matches in their hand. In the first half Manuel Avila struck the 0:1 lead (1.) after just seconds played for Summer Palace. Then Celtics’ Jonny White leveled the match 1:1 (14.). After a bid more then a half hour played Summer Palace’s Charles Wharton (32.) scored for 1:2 and just four minutes later his Manuel Avila scored his second goal (36.) to make it 1:3. Along with the halftime whistle Celtics’ Enda Winters (45.) scored for 2:3 which was also the halftime score. In the second half Summer Palace’s Alistair Russel and Darren Povey scored (81.) one each while Manuel Avila added his 3rd goal (82.) to make it 2:6. Six minutes from time Celtics’ Enda Winters could score his second goal (84.) for the final score of 3:6 for Summer Palace over the Celtics.
BEST PLAYERS (MVPs): Alistair Russel (Summer Palace) and Enda Winters (Beijing Celtics 02 )
SUMMER PALACE vs. FRENCH LE B 3:1 (2:1)
In the top match between the No.1 and No.2 of the First Division, Summer Palace could celebrate a very important victory over the Frenchmen to stay on No.1 position of the league. In the first half Summer Palace took a quick lead through a goal from Charles Wharton (9.). Then six minutes before the break the French leveled the match 1:1 through a goal from Olivier Albinet (39.). But just one minute later Summer Palace’s Jason Dorey struck the 2:1 (40.) for his side which was also the halftime score. In the second half after just five minutes player Jason Dorey struck with his second goal (51.) the 3:1 lead. The French team were kept from scoring any further and so Summer Palace managed to get the 3:1 lead over the time to win the match.
BEST PLAYERS (MVPs): Olivier Albinet (French LE B) and Jason Dorey (Summer Palace)
AZZURRI FC B vs. SUMMER PALACE 3:12 (1:7)
Fifteen goals in one match here !!! When a team normally scores three goals it has a high chance winning the match. Azzurri FC B did that, but on the other hand received from the top playing Summer Palace twelve goal. The match was already decided in the first half when Summer Palace already had a high 1:7 lead over the Italians. The second half Summer Palace only won 2:5 to make it 3:12 in total. For Summer Palace it was Alistair Russel (17., 30. & 70.) and Jim So (37., 42. & 80.) who scored three goals each, Darren Povey added two goals (10. & 12.) while Ben Roberts (28.), Charles Wharton (33.), Cui Yongzhou (51.) and Chris Lupton (77.) all added one more goal on the score sheet. For Azzurri FC B it was Paolo Ascani (40.), Giulio Abbate (50.) and Alberto Alboreggia (89.) who scored for the Italians.
BEST PLAYERS (MVPs): Alistair Russel (Summer Palace) and Alberto Alboreggia (Azzurri FC B )
SUMMER PALACE vs. DRAGONS 5:1 (3:0)
Summer Palace won convincingly with 5:1 over the Dragons and defended their No.1 position in the First Division. In the first half it was Ben Roberts (17.), Chris Lupton (22.) and Cui Yongzhou (26.) who all scored once for the 3:0 halftime lead for Summer Palace. In the second half the first goal was scored by the Dragons through Ryan Noble (46.) for 3:1, but that was all the Dragons could score in this match. On the other side for Summer Palace it was Alistair Russel who struck two more Summer Palace’s goals (63. & 69.) within just six minutes which made it 5:1 which was also the final score after ninety minutes.
BEST PLAYERS (MVPs): Ryan Noble (Dragons) and Alistair Russel (Summer Palace)
ATHLETICO vs. SUMMER PALACE 0:6
IFFC ruling because Athletico had played the match with half dozen ineligible players.
SUMMER PALACE vs. DULWICH LIONS 3:1 (1:1)
After last meeting in Game 10 where Summer Palace celebrated a clear 10:0 victory over the Dulwich Lions, this time the game was much closer but still Summer Palace came out victorious with a 3:1 win over the Lions. In the first half the Dulwich Lions had the better start and took the 0:1 lead through a goal from Tobias Koy (15.) after fifteen minutes played. Then after more than a half hour was played Summer Palace equalized the match through a goal from Cui Yongzhou (33.) for 1:1 which was also the halftime score. In the second half Summer Palace managed to keep the Dulwich Lions from scoring any more goals while themselves they were two time successful again putting the ball into the Lions’ net: Amir M. Salih (56.) scored after ten minutes and Cui Yongzhou scored his second goal (85.) five minutes from time for the 3:1 Summer Palace victory over the Dulwich Lions.
BEST PLAYERS (MVPs): Kenneth Hergarty (Dulwich Lions) and Charles Wharton (Summer Palace)
RED CARDS vs. SUMMER PALACE 3:2 (0:1)
As in the Game 11 match the Red Cards were beaten and Summer Palace just needed a win over the second place from the bottom, the championship was within reach for Summer Palace in this match. But the Red Cards fought and played well and in the end denied Summer Palace to celebrate this year’s championship as after ninety minutes Summer Palace was send home with a 3:2 defeat. In the first half actually Summer Palace had the upper hand and seconds before the halftime whistle it was Chris Lupton who struck the 0:1 (45.) halftime lead. Then in the first fifteen minutes of the second half the Red Cards were able to turn around the match into a 3:1 lead: Hiroaki Sasaki (53.), Shinsuke Goda (58.) and Hiroshi Mitsumori (61.) each scored one goal for the Japanese. Summer Palace was stunned and only could pull one more goal back through Stefan Hase-Bergen (71.) nineteen minutes before time, so after ninety minutes the Red Cards surprisingly beat Summer Palace with 3:2 after ninety minutes. In the match Summer Palace’s Rowan Simon broke his shoulder and is currently in the hospital waiting for his operation. The whole IFFC wishes him all the best for that. Get well soon Rowan !
BEST PLAYERS (MVPs): Ben Roberts (Summer Palace) and Kazushige Sakai. (Red Cards)
FIRST DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH:
SUMMER PALACE vs. FRENCH LE B 3:0 (1:0)
Due to irregulars in the line up within the Athletico match, the French LE B had the same points with Summer Palace and as it was championship decisive both teams agreed to play a special match which decides the championship of the IFFC First Division. In the first half it was just seconds before the break where Summer Palace’s Amir M. Salih struck the 1:0 lead (44.) which was also the halftime score. In the second half then just two minutes played it was Summer Palace’s Alistair Rusell who struck twice (48. & 49.) for Summer Palace for a 3:0 lead which was defended until the end of the match. Congratulations goes to both teams who ensured fair play among themselves by arranging this play off.
IFFC CUP First Round
DRAGONS vs. SUMMER PALACE 7:5 (5:2)
The Dragons and the Summer Palace had a high classy Cup match where a total 12 goals were scored. In the halftime it was 5:2 for the Dragons and seven total goals were scored. The second half the Summer Palace took with 3:2 over the Dragons, but that was not enough to emerge as winner in this match. For the Dragons it was Aaron Pu (8. & 17.), Tim Kind (9. & 60.) and Ryan Noble (25. & 64.) who scored twice while Hussain Reda scored once (6.). For Summer Palace it was Cui Yongzhou (20. & 90.) and Kieran Sear (70. & 79.) who struck twice while their team mate Matt Costello (38.) added one goal for Summer Palace. Niw the Dragons meet in the second Cup round the mighty Peking Strollers.
BEST PLAYERS: Ryan Noble (Dragons) and Kieran Sear (Summer Palace)